Self-Drive Holiday - Red Centre Way
6 Day Red Centre Way - Mereenie Loop
Self-drive Holiday: 6 Day Red Centre Way - Mereenie Loop
Day 1: Alice Springs
Collect your vehicle and spend a full day exploring Alice Springs at leisure. Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Base, School of the Air or the Alice Springs Desert Park (extra charge). Finish the day by taking a drive up Anzac Hill for panoramic views over the city at sunset.

Day 2: Alice Springs to Glen Helen – 132km
Depart Alice Springs and head west following the MacDonnell Ranges. Along the way visit Simpson’s Gap, Standley Chasm, Ellery Creek Gorge and Serpentine Gorge. Visit Ormiston Gorge and spend some time exploring the permanent waterholes at Glen Helen Gorge, home to many species of animals, including a variety of water birds and fish.

Day 3: Glen Helen to Kings Canyon – 234km
Depart Glen Helen this morning for some real outback four wheel driving. Travel the Mereenie Loop Road through the Gardiner Range and over Walker Creek to arrive at Kings Canyon. The Canyon is an awe inspiring sandstone chasm descending hundreds of feet below the sun-parched landscape.

Day 4: Kings Canyon to Ayers Rock (Uluru) – 321km
This morning discover the Kings Canyon Rim Walk – early morning is the best time of day to do this walk, so make an early start. Depart Kings Canyon, travel back along the Luritja Road to the Lasseter Highway and arrive at Uluru. Ayers Rock Resort is at Yulara, situated on the outskirts of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Experience a famous Uluru sunset.

Day 5: Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Uluru is the world’s greatest monolith. The Rock rises 348 metres above a sandy plain covered in desert oak and spinifex. It’s believed that two-thirds of the Rock lies beneath the sand. The colours of the Rock change with sunrise, sunset and the hours of the day. Today explore all that this stunning area has to offer.

Day 6: Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Enjoy more time exploring this amazing area. The car should be returned today by the same time as it was collected on day 1 to avoid any additional charges.
Run of House (5 Nights) Twin Single Triple
5 Jun - 31 Oct 20 $1,367 $2,711 $1,002
1 Nov - 27 Nov 20 $1,350 $2,678 $992
28 Nov 20 - 31 Mar 21 $1,319 $2,619 $979
NOTE: Rates for children are available, price on application.
Triple pricing is based on 3 adults travelling together in 1 car and sharing 1 room with existing bedding.

Suggested accommodation:
Day 1: Mercure Alice Springs, Alice Springs
Day 2: Glen Helen Lodge, Glen Helen
Day 3: Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Canyon
Day 4: Voyages Outback Pioneer, Ayers Rock (Uluru)
Day 5: Voyages Outback Pioneer, Ayers Rock (Uluru)

Car hire is based on Group W (PFAR) for pick-up at Alice Springs airport or city depot and drop-off at Ayers Rock (Uluru) airport or city depot. Options to upgrade car rental and accommodation (Superior or Boutique) are available, price on application.

Rates exclude National Park Fee per person. This fee can be purchased from the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Entry Stations in the Northern Territory or online.
Includes: 5 nights accommodation, 5 days 4WD car rental with GPS
Exclusively For You: Co-Pilot Kit including a backpack, road atlas, city maps, driving instructions and location information.

Kids Backpacks including colouring book and pencils
National Park Pass
All visitors must purchase a National Park Pass to enter Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Park passes can be purchased from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Entry Stations in the Northern Territory or online at, where you can also find full details of the various options available for purchase.
Co-Pilot Kit & Kids Backpacks
Co-Pilot Kit and Kids Backpacks will be sent to the client’s first hotel as per the self-drive itinerary

Kids Backpacks - available to kids under 12 years, must be requested at the time of booking.
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